Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Walking in a winter wonderland

Last Thursday the first snow of the season fell here in town, but it was just a few flakes which pretty much melted right away. On Friday morning, we woke up to this light dusting...

...and the water in the stone bowl in the garden was frozen:

Throughout the day it alternated between melting snow under blue skies, and sudden snow flurries with biting winds. By Saturday morning we had a proper blanket of snow covering the ground:

It continued to snow on and off throughout the day. I went to a very cold end-of-year lunch party at the community centre for our neighbourhood's equivalent of the WI, glad that I could go there on foot. I'm a big wimp when it comes to driving in the snow but by late afternoon the roads were completely clear again so I went off to yoga.

Sunday brought more snow which didn't bother to settle, and Monday was snow-free. Most of what has fallen here has melted away now. This morning we had something more unusual than snow in these parts - frost, complete with crunchy grass and frozen puddles. The weather forecast is predicting milder weather for the forseeable future, so no white Christmas this year I think...

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